Travel: The Jewel in Spain’s Crown

With its unique climate, beautiful beaches and quintessentially Spanish Old Town, Marbella is the perfect spot to find your very own place in the sun.

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World famous as a holiday destination since the 1960s, Marbella’s unique allure has produced a style and character quite distinct from other coastal towns in Spain. The protection of La Concha mountain in the Sierra Blanca affords Marbella its own micro-climate, guaranteeing year-round sun (an average of no less than 325 days). In the winter months, a two-hour drive will find you in the exclusive ski resort of Sierra Nevada – meaning you can ski or snowboard in the morning, and take a late lunch on the beach in Marbella! 

The coastline here enjoys not only some of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol, but also some of the best residential developments – many recently completed, or soon to be. Opulent villas, apartments and townhouses offer property seekers a luxurious lifestyle in prominent areas on the coast, so it comes as no surprise that the town, which is situated 50km to the west of Malaga, is one of the most popular destinations on the Costa del Sol in which to buy a property, whether as a holiday home or permanent residence. And, with prices lower than other comparable European coastal destinations like Ibiza, Mallorca, Mykonos and Monaco, it’s a great place to invest. 

Heading west from the centre of town is the famous ‘Golden Mile’, aptly named because of the many palatial beachfront villas, and the famous Marbella Club and Puente Romano Hotels. At its far end is the world-renowned Marina of Puerto Banus. 

Property here, boasting ocean views and a mountain backdrop, is in high demand due to its prestigious location. Just a 35 minute drive from Malaga Airport, Puerto Banus is the epitome of luxury and elegance. This is the place to be pampered port side, or ogle at fabulous luxury yachts while sipping a drink at one of the many open-air restaurants and bars. 

Equally in demand with property seekers is Nueva Andalucia, nicknamed the ‘Golf Valley’ thanks to its five championship golf courses. Property here comes in the form of beautiful course-side apartments and villas, offering residents access to some of the best restaurants on the southern coast, along with many sport and leisure facilities. Where do we sign?

If you’re tempted to make your own investment, the team at Affinity Spain are well placed to help. A unique, multi award winning real estate agency based in the heart of Puerto Banus, they pride themselves on selling beautiful homes and outstanding investments in one of the most sought after locations in the world. Regulated in both the UK (AIPP) and Spain (LPA), Affinity have specialised in the resale and new home property market since 2007, and are well placed to offer professional advice through a vast local and international network. Why not drop in and meet the team for a coffee, and a chance to discuss buying or selling a property?

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The Golden Mile

For sale

The Golden Mile, Marbella
Prices from €2,750,000 (£2,300,000)

This stunning collection of 3-, 4- and 5-bed environmentally friendly apartments and penthouses (main image) was built in collaboration with world renowned fashion house, Fendi. Located on the Golden Mile, they offer amazing five-star onsite facilities including a state of the art gymnasium and an indoor heated swimming pool. Expect Villeroy and Boch bathroom fittings and a fully fitted home automation system. A must view! 

Sotogrande Marina

Sotogrande Marina, Cadiz (30 min drive west of Marbella)
Prices from €400,000 (£333,000)

Ready to move into right now, these brand new front line Marina apartments (above) are located within the sought after community of Sotogrande. The apartments offer incredible Marina and sea views, and are situated moments from the sea. All general amenities, including a supermarket, and several restaurants and cafés are within a few minutes walk, and the Santa Maria Polo Club is just 12 minutes away by foot. 

Affinity Spain - Marbella

The Golden Mile 

The Golden Mile, Marbella
Prices €3,995,000 (£3,350,000)

Stunning completely renovated five bedroom luxury villa situated on the exclusive Golden Mile in Marbella.

Affinity Spain - Mijas

Mijas Villas

Mijas, Mijas Costa
Prices from €695,000 (£580,000)

Incredible value brand new 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom detached villas located in Mijas, offering beautiful open mountain views. Best value brand new villas on the Costa del Sol!